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Flint pastors involved in Caution program take extra steps to help fight crime

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FLINT (WJRT) - (05/23/14) - Just one day after the Light up the City event in Flint, local pastors are gearing up to partner with Michigan State Police for the Caution Program.

The caution program allows pastors to comfort families at crime scenes, but some local pastors plan to take a proactive approach this summer.
    
For the next few months, they're going door to door passing out flyers. They're also going to be talking with community members.

The goal is to become a familiar face in communities where crime is prevalent. Police say that makes their jobs easier during chaotic crime scenes.
     
It's all about building relationships with people in the city of Flint to help make the community safer.
    
The Caution program launched in January, and it's a partnership with Michigan State police and clergy members in Flint and Saginaw.
     
Flint pastors say in order for the program to be a success, they have to go out into the communities and get to know the people in the high crime areas.

"Let's talk about safety, they're not going to come to perhaps our organized houses of religion or the pulpit, but what we can do is come to them and that's our effort today, we're going to the people so for the next few months you're going to see us in the neighborhoods across the city trying to reach the people where they are," said Bishop Urundi Knox with Ebenezer Ministries.

"A lot of times when there is an issue that's going on and people are in their highest level of anxiety, they don't want to talk to anybody or it might be a little difficult to talk to them so I think that it's a good thing that they're doing this in advance so they can say I remember when they did this once before and they'll feel a little bit more comfortable," said Flint police officer Tanya Meeks.
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